The latest guest on our Blockchain Podcast is Maksim Balashevich, the founder and CEO of Santiment, which is building a big data platform tracking insights on cryptocurrencies.
His venture is considered an example for clearer disclosures from Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) with its ‘Project Transparency’ which tracks expenditures (powered by SanBase.) We discussed how to vet projects to invest in, the current cryptocurrency market dynamic and much more.
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Santiment was one of the most successful early ICOs in 2017, and was the first project by cofound.it. Raising $10 million in under 45 seconds in its crowdsale and hitting its hardcap with over $12 million, Santiment currently has a total network valuation of between $20 million to $30 million.
Maksim is a regular media commentator and has been featured in Forbes and other financial publications. A distinguished sentiment analysis and crowd psychology expert, he has been successfully applying Elliott Waves Theory to crypto markets. He has more than 15 years of experience in building and leading international teams, and more than 10 years of experience in financial markets analysis.
Maksim also draws upon his unique background as a yoga instructor, vegetarian and meditation leader. He applies a yogic way of life to foster a human-focused, balanced approach to building teams, communities and decentralised platforms. His values and ethics inspire the Santiment community to higher levels of trust and transparency so as to use technology to build a better society for all people.